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Free Ferrule Safety Check

This entry was posted in General December 1, 2017

Ableworld Walking Stick

Now that the nights are drawing in and the winter weather has arrived have you considered getting yourself ready for winter?

Here at Ableworld we are dedicated to keeping people safe so we are offering a FREE ferrule check for your walking sticks, walking frames and crutches in all of our stores. The ferrule is the rubber cap at the end of your walking stick, crutch or on the legs of a walking frame and it can easily suffer wear and tear if used regularly so it’s best to get it checked. With fully trained staff in all of our stores across the UK, pop in and ask them to check over your mobility product and they will give honest and professional advice.Ferrule

We do also have 10% off Ferrules at the moment so if you do feel they need replacing, now is an ideal time.

To find your nearest Ableworld mobility store visit our website here

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Simplyhealth announce further closures of it’s Care and Mobility Stores

This entry was posted in General November 30, 2017

We are very sad to hear that recently another local mobility store Care and Mobility in Wellington has closed its doors.

We would also like to reassure local Care and Mobility customers from Wellington or the surrounding areas of Telford, Cannock and Wolverhampton that Ableworld Newport is here and happy to help.

We appreciate that many customers shopping for mobility aids may be vulnerable or nervous about asking for advice but our friendly Newport team are all fully trained to offer free and personal service when it comes to shopping for mobility aids. We have a large showroom in Newport which has just undergone a refreshing facelift, ensuring we can offer the widest range of mobility aids to all of our customers.

Our Newport store, along with all Ableworld stores can offer free home demonstrations for mobility aids if you or a loved one struggle to out of your home. All of our staff members are fully DBS checked and provide identification for our customers peace of mind.

We cover a 30 mile radius of our stores or home demonstrations as well as Stairlift installations or mobility equipment servicing so we can cover all of the local towns and villages

We understand Care and Mobility has closed all of its outlets including Wellington, plus others within Birmingham, Cannock and the West Midlands. Parent Company simnplyhealth have announced the stores will be closed after a sale of this part of the business could not be agreed. This news is in addition the other 10 mobility store that Simplyhealth closed earlier this month including those trading as the Unlimited Company, Independent Living shops and Collins Care shops.

Please be reassured that Ableworld are committed in continuing to help as many customers as we can offering a wide range of Mobility aids at competitive prices, to the whole of the UK.

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Can you help with the Ableworld Elderly Shoe Box Appeal this Christmas?

This entry was posted in General November 28, 2017

This year Ableworld will be teaming up with the Royal Stoke & County Hospital to help make Christmas Day in hospital a special day.  Nearly 1,000 elderly people will be in a bed at the hospital on Christmas Day, many without close family members who are able to visit them, so a small present to open can make a huge difference to them.Elderly Shoe Box Appeal

Shoe Box IdeasHow can you help?

We are appealing to the public this Christmas to fill a wrapped shoe box with small things which we may all take for granted, but that an elderly person would appreciate. Ideas include puzzle books, hot chocolate, biscuits, warm socks, gloves, slippers, scarfs, hats, tins of soup, toiletries, confectionary, pens or handmade gifts -  the list is endless, but please no alcohol. If you could also ensure the box isnt sealed, as a nurse may need to check a gift is appropriate for each patient.

These can then be taken to our Ableworld stores in Crewe, Nantwich, Northwich, Congleton, Hanley, Burton, Stockport, Shrewsbury, Newport, Wrexham, Rhyl and Llandudno and the Ableworld Head Office in Nantwich before 18th December.

Ableworld will ensure all donations will be delivered directly to the Royal Stoke & County Hospital before the big day.

Where can you drop them off?

Ableworld Burton, Second Avenue, Centrum One Hundred, Burton-upon-Trent. DE14 2WF

Ableworld Congleton, 58 Mill Street, Congleton. CW12 1AG

Ableworld Crewe, 1 Valley Brrok Business Centre, Mill Street, Crewe. CW2 7DT

Ableworld Hanley, 430 Leek Road, Hanley, Stoke on Trent. ST1 3HU

Ableworld Llandudno, Bryniau Road, West Shore, Llandudno. LL30 2BL

Ableworld Nantwich, 39 Beam Street, Nantwich. CW5 5NF

Ableworld Newport, Audley Avenue Business Park, Newport, Shropshire. TF10 7BX

Ableworld Northwich, 41 London Road, Northwich. CW9 5HQ

Ableworld Rhyl. 1 Westbourne Avenue, Rhyl. LL18 1EE

Ableworld Shrewsbury, Heathgates Bank, Ditherington, Shrewsbury. SY1 4BB

Ableworld Stockport, 315 Buxton Road, Great Moor, Stockport. SK2 7NL

Ableworld Wrexham, 17 St George Crescent, Wrexham. LL13 8DA

Ableworld Head Office, Stapeley Technology Park, London Road, Nantwich. CW5 7JW Shoe box collection ready to go

Ableworld were also involved in a similar initiative last year and ended up collecting a staggering 143 shoeboxes, so let’s see if we can make it even bigger and better this year. We hope that together we can make a difference to an elderly persons life this Christmas

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Ableworld is Coming to Southport

This entry was posted in General November 22, 2017

We are really happy to announce that we are due to open our 3rd store in 2017, in Southport, Merseyside, taking our store count upto 34 stores across the UKAbleworld Southport

Our Southport store will be the fifth to be launched by store owner Barry Pearson. Barry joined the Ableworld team in 2014 and has had great success in offering quality mobility products at fantastic prices in the St Helens, Wigan, Wavertree and Salford area’s and now hopes to provide the same support and help to Southport.

Located within the Shakespeare Centre, on Shakespeare Street this large Mobility Superstore will be able to provide the complete range of mobility aids and daily living aids that Ableworld stock. We have a great friendly team ready to launch the store providing full assessments and guidance for our new customers where needed, as well as free, impartial advice on what aids would suit you best. If you are looking for a stairlift, our fully trained engineering team will be expanding to cover Southport and the surrounding areas, ensuring we can install, service and repair stairlifts within a 30 mile radius of all of our stores. We will also have fully operational stairlift demo models in store so that you can try them out, once we open.

The new Southport team, and our store set up teams are currently preparing the store for the grand opening

The store will be opening their doors beginning of December with more details to come very soon, including some fantastic opening offers which are not to be missed!

https://www.ableworld.co.uk/southport-branch.aspx 

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Arthritis pain relief tips during winter

This entry was posted in General November 17, 2017

Arthritis is a common condition, affecting around 10 million people in the United Kingdom alone. It affects people of all ages and backgrounds and is manifested with joint stiffness and pains. It is usually managed through exercise, nutrient rich diets, weight loss and occasional use of pain-relief tablets. Although there is no scientific proof correlating the change of weather with a worsening of joints pain, many people suffering from this condition claim they can always predict rain and cold weather by the stiffness in their knees. Whether arthritis pain is directly connected to cold weather or not, if you’re a sufferer of arthritis, you should be prepared for the coldest months by following our winter tips:

Stay warm

Staying warm during the winter might not seem like an innovative tip for anybody, however, protecting your joints with extra layers, especially aching hands and knees, will make a massive difference with stiffness and aches. While staying warm might not reduce pain for those suffering with arthritis, it will make everyday activities and movements easier.

Hydrate

Hydration is a great way to reduce inflammation by flushing out harmful toxins. This is important for everybody and especially those suffering from arthritis, as hydration can really make a difference in the way they manage joint pain. The best way to stay hydrated is to drink 2 litres of water every day. Other drinks that, in moderation, promote healthy living and reduce inflammation include tea (green, black and white), coffee and smoothies. Alcohol should be eliminated or reduced to a minimum (no more than 14 units per week for women and 21 units for men) as excessive drinking is directly linked to inflammation and it will worsen joint pain as well as leading to dehydration.

Lose Weight

Many people suffering from arthritis have found much needed relief from its symptoms after losing excess weight. Because arthritis is a condition that affects the joints, losing weight means less pressure on knees and ankles, making everyday life and movements easier to manage.

The power of a healthy, anti-inflammatory diet is also the topic of recent studies. Many people suffering from the condition have found relief from eating nutrients packed meals or from switching to a Mediterranean, vegan or gluten free diet. Much of the relief experienced is specific to the person’s nutritional needs and general health so finding the best diet plan for arthritis pain relief will depend on experimenting with different lifestyles.

Exercise

Exercise is not only a great way to deal with winter and weight pressures but also to manage joint stiffness. Many people suffering from arthritis find relief with low impact exercise which focuses on stretching and strengthening the muscles supporting the joints. Yoga, pilates and tai chi inspired expired exercises work well, as do cardiovascular activities such as swimming and walking.

Take Supplements

As well as following an anti-inflammatory and nutrients rich diet, supplements are a great way to effectively deal with arthritis pain during winter. Especially during the sun-shy winter months, we don’t get as much vitamin D as we should from food alone. Recent research has found that people who suffer from arthritis are more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency. According to Carolyn Dean, medical director of the Nutritional Magnesium Association, vitamin D deficiency can directly affect the joints and immune system. Taking vitamin D supplements, as well as having a diet rich in oily fish and fortified dairy products, is the best way to ensure you can deal with the winter months at your very best.

Use heated pads and pillows

You can get almost instant relief from joint stiffness and pain with heated pads and pillows. Especially during winter, many people wake up with cold, stiff joints and find it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. This is as mobility is reduced by limited circulation and pain. Using a mattress heated pad strategically positioned where you suffer the most can really help with your morning routine.

Stay Safe

Above all, people suffering from arthritis should be extra careful when leaving the house. Especially during the coldest months, it is important to stay safe, as grounds are particularly wet and icy. Proper footwear as well as fall prevention gadgets such as grab rails and ferrule safety checks can prevent potentially dangerous accidents and help you deal with winter pressures.

While there is no scientific connection between the worsening of arthritis symptoms and winter pressures, many people experience joint pain and stiffness in different ways during the coldest months. If you are one of those people, follow our advice to stay safe this winter and contact us for more information about our arthritis-friendly products, available in store and online.

 

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